We all worry about being out of reach and being unable to make important calls due to poor network coverage. Some customers experience poor network coverage in their households or office parks. In addition, customers who travel abroad want to stay in touch but are worried about high roaming costs. In both of these cases, Wi-Fi networks are generally present and can be used to stay connected. For these reasons, Vodacom has introduced Wi-Fi Calling which gives you the ability to make calls and send SMSs over a wireless internet connection (a Wi-Fi network). This capability ensures that you can still make calls when cellular network coverage is not favourable. It also allows you to make calls at local South African rates when travelling abroad.
What is Wi-Fi calling?
WiFi Calling is a capability that enables your iPhone and select Android phones to make calls and send SMS over a WiFi network when cellular network coverage is not favourable. Instead of using your carrier's network connection, you can make voice calls via a Wi-Fi network. That means using a Wi-Fi connection you have set up at home, or whatever Wi-Fi hotspot you happen to be on when you're out and about, such as at a cafe or library. In most ways, it's like any other phone call, and you still use regular phone numbers.
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